HOLLY HUMBERSTONE – ‘INTO YOUR ROOM’
Marking an exciting sonic expansion for the Grantham-born singer-songwriter, and taken from her forthcoming debut album ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’, Holly Humberstone’s newest track explores feelings of guilt from not being present in a new relationship. “It’s crushing me / I hate to think how bad I treated you,” she sings with slinky pop vocals alongside a stomping beat and sparkling melodic touches. Without you, my soul is eternally doomed”.
DYLAN – ‘REBEL CHILD’
DYLAN is having her main character moment. Serving as the first taste of what can be expected from her debut album, the pop-rock star hits pause on the likes of love, heartbreak and friendship to write solely about herself for the first time. “Baby, I was born a rebel child,” she declares on the chorus, which thrashes with electric guitars and a country-rock indebted strut that calls back to KT Tunstall’s ‘Black Horse And The Cherry Tree’. “I basically wanted my own theme tune,” confessed Natasha Woods in a press statement.
CRAWLERS – ‘WOULD YOU COME TO MY FUNERAL’
But really, would you? The Liverpool rockers ask a question loaded with existential dread on their new track, which contemplates how someone who was once everything to you can become a stranger. “Would you come to my funeral / And mourn the me you never knew / Just cause we loved each other once,” asks singer Holly Minto. Propulsive drums, trim guitar runs and whistling keys make for a water-tight, radio ready moment, proving Crawlers can do pop-rock just as easily as they can smash out heavy grunge.
070 SHAKE – ‘BLACK DRESS’
Haunting, vivid and existing somewhere in the liminal space between waking hours and dreams, 070 Shake marks the start of a new era by reflecting on a past love with intoxicating visions. “I imagine you / Just like a fantasy / And I intertwine with you / We create a colour scheme,” the US rapper and singer mourns inside a twisted instrumental backing that you could expect to hear on the Stranger Things soundtrack.
DOLORES FOREVER – ‘WHY ARE YOU NOT SCARED YET?’
Everyone needs their own “existential crisis party anthem”, according to close friends and musical duo Hannah Wilson and Julia Fabrin. Channelling the perpetual fears of climate change, social media, relationships, societal expectations and everything in between, Dolores Forever choose to bow out dancing, barrelling towards the finish line with a propulsive beat, fizzing bass line and a (quite literally) screaming chorus.
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